Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Club Notes - 18th December

Jack The Joker
No. Drawn - 51
Our popular Jack the Joker Fundraiser will continue this Sunday night in Kennedy’s Live where the Jackpot will be €7,250 as on Sunday night Barbara Clancy was drawn out of the drum and picked card 51 but did not find the Joker, yet she did win €50. Helen Rossiter and The Morning Club won € 25 each.

Christmas Number One
Every year there is always considerable interest in what song is at number one in the charts for Christmas but this year we would appeal to all our supporters to help make a very special song number one. The song “My Hero” was written by students of Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel is a tribute to their teacher Alice Strain who was tragically killed during the year. Alice was of course a sister of Vera Collins and it would be great to see this wonderful tribute to Alice beat off stiff competition from X Factor etc to claim the number one spot. The song can be downloaded from itunes and all profits from the single go to the St. Vincent de Paul Charity. If possible please download the song by midnight on Thursday night.

Club Christmas Draw
Tickets are currently on sale from any Club Committee member for our Annual Christmas Raffle which will take place in Minnies Bar on Monday night, December 23rd at 9pm. Tickets are priced at €2 each or three for €5 and we ask all our supporters to please support the draw.

Best Wishes
Last week our own Gary Hurney announced his retirement from the Inter County Football team and all of us in the club would like to congratulate Gary on his distinguished career with the County. Over the course of his career Gary represented his County in both codes at Minor, Under 21 and Senior, as well as playing Inter Provincial Football for Munster on a number of occasions. Throughout this time Gary remained totally committed to his club and despite suffering a number of very serious injuries the number of games that he missed could nearly be counted on one hand. Once again we congratulate Gary, not on his retirement, but on what he achieved during his playing days with the county and we hope to continue to see him lining out for us for many years to come, whilst he enjoys a little bit more time with Tammy, Lochlain and Jarlath.

Club Bingo
This Sunday our Club Bingo continues in the CBS Hall where the jackpot is €700.

Team Managers
Anybody who is interested in managing any of our adult teams next year is asked to inform Jonathan O’Donovan by January 8th.

Club Social
Our Club Social has been fixed for Saturday February 15th in the Park Hotel, and we will have more details on this in the coming weeks. It promises to be a great night where we will be presenting medals to our victorious Senior and Under 21 Football teams and our Junior Hurling Team.

Seasons Greetings
On behalf of all in the club we would like to wish all our members a Happy and Peaceful Christmas. We would also like to welcome home any members who have traveled home for Christmas, and it is great to see Daryl Ryan and Eoin Brackett home from Australia for the Christmas period. Finally we would like to thank the editor and staff of the Dungarvan Leader and Dungarvan Observer for all their help and assistance throughout the year and wish them a Merry Christmas. Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi Mhaise daoibh go léir.

Club History
Abbeyside / Ballinacourty GAA Club was formed in 1967 as a result of the amalgamation of Abbeyside Hurling and Football Clubs and Ballinacourty Football Club. It is situated within the Parish of Abbeyside, Ballinroad and Garranbane. Located on the eastern side of the River Colligan, it forms the northern and eastern shorelines of Dungarvan Harbour from Abbeyside Church to Ballinacourty Lighthouse
Development Fund
Abbeyside/Ballinacourty GAA Club has been growing at a dramatic pace over the past 10 years with the population of our parish increasing rapidly. We must ensure that we have the best facilities for all our players. We want to ensure that the next generation have the facilities that they need and deserve. We are asking supporters and friends to support this project over the next five years.
Strategic Plan
Past generations have had their visions for the future of our club. These are our current aims and with these achieved we hope to hand on the club to future generations in the same healthy state it was passed onto us.
Abbeyside/Ballinacourty GAA Club, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland.
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